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JustLikeJD t1_j3y1nt6 wrote

As an Australian I always take this news with a grain of salt. This is years in the making and often catastrophic fooling and weather events make way for this.

Likewise we are teetering in the verge of moving back into La Nino and if that happens then all this greenery will dry up very quickly and fuel the next round of bushfires.

I live rural and the amount of unkept and I trimmed greenery that’s grown over the last 12 months is very concerning. In my area there hasn’t been a lot of burn offs either.


Ididitfordalolz t1_j3z3e9t wrote

Fellow Aussie, also live rural. We’ve had bushfires reach one ridge over from our house, have a water pump and tank just for fires and the dam at the dairy farm opposite us is used by the water choppers. Even with all that, it’s gonna be another sketchy one folks


JustLikeJD t1_j3zg20x wrote

I know that worry. We’ve just moved about 30 mins out of the closest rural town and our property where we are at has a seperate tank to pump into from the river next to us to help fight fires with a seperate petrol pump so it’s isolated from our homes power system. Still makes us uneasy.


Original_End2444 t1_j40hgq8 wrote

Did it cross your mind to move somewhere safer rather than more dangerous?


JustLikeJD t1_j40htaj wrote

It’s not just that easy. Money is a major issue for most to just up and leave.

We’re in a rental shortage in Australia. A pretty dire one actually. We got our current property on the back of a recommendation to the landlord from some family friends. There’re were only two other rentals going at that time in our closest town (9,000 residents).

I work a very specific job (caseworker for young offenders) and I’m able to have security here because there is a high demand for workers like myself in rural areas.

Last time we had a bushfire season even major cities were having runaway fires get fairly close to suburbia.


Ididitfordalolz t1_j41yqzf wrote

Any idea what this safer mumbo jumbo is about?

Fr tho, what is “safer” for Aus. Fires, floods, cyclones, etc. nowhere is safe. Combine that with the rental shortage and boom!? options evaporate


Silent_Ensemble t1_j42z2q2 wrote

Of course it did, it obviously wasn’t that simple. No one is purposefully moving somewhere more dangerous when they have better options